The demise has been introduced of Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, of the UK of Nice Britain and Northern Eire, and of her different realms and territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Religion.
The Lord Lieutenant for Devon, David Fursdon, and the Chairman of Devon County Council, Cllr Ian Corridor, have launched statements talking of their unhappiness following the announcement.
Full particulars of preparations being made all through Devon, together with Plymouth and Torbay, might be discovered on the web site of the Lord-Lieutenant of Devon.
The Union Flag must be flown at half-mast.
Books of condolence
Devon County Council will preserve a guide of condolence at County Corridor, Topsham Street, Exeter, EX2 4QD.
The guide of condolence at County Corridor can be open to the general public for the next interval:
- Friday 9 September – 1 pm to five pm
- Saturday 10 September – 9 am to five pm
- Sunday 11 September – 9 am to 12 pm
- Monday 12 September by means of to Sunday 18 September – 9 am to five pm
The Guide may even be open for one additional day instantly following the funeral (date but to be confirmed). Please be aware that parking is proscribed however free.
You may additionally want to signal the web guide of condolence, hosted by Buckingham Palace.
Different books of condolence can be found in several areas all through Devon – extra particulars might be discovered on the web site of the Lord-Lieutenant of Devon.
There can be a public studying of the Proclamation by the Excessive Sheriff of Devon at County Corridor within the subsequent couple of days. Additional particulars can be posted right here.
The handle is County Corridor, Topsham Street, Exeter EX2 4QD. Please be aware that parking is proscribed however free.
Companies of commemoration
There can be a Devon County Service of Commemoration at Exeter Cathedral. Different companies can be held across the County. Additional particulars might be discovered on the web site of the Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon.
Flowers could also be laid at Exeter Cathedral on the north facet garden; additional particulars might be discovered on the web site of the Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon.
State funeral – a nationwide day of mourning
A nationwide day of mourning has been declared on the day of the state funeral. There can be a 2-minute silence noticed at 11 am at totally different areas throughout Devon. Areas and the small print of any dwell group screenings might be discovered on the web site of the Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon.
If a group needs to mark the event by organising an open-air occasion that includes the closure of a minor highway, we can be publishing steering shortly.
Assist for kids and younger folks
Our kids and younger folks can be listening to conversations in regards to the demise of the Queen, sombre music on the tv and radio, and asking questions on what all of it means. The BBC has revealed some helpful recommendation for speaking about demise and loss with a younger baby that could be useful for folks and guardians: learn how to speak to your younger baby about demise, loss and grief.
Recommendation if attending proclamation occasions and different public occasions
There’s easy recommendation employees and members of the general public can observe to assist cease the unfold of COVID-19 and different infections:
- Attempt to keep at dwelling and keep away from contact with others in case you:
- have examined optimistic for COVID-19
- have any signs of COVID-19
- you have got a excessive temperature or you don’t really feel nicely sufficient to go to work or do your regular actions
- take additional care to keep away from shut contact with anybody who’s at increased threat of getting critically sick from COVID-19 in case you are unwell
- Be sure to are up-to-date together with your vaccinations
- Meet outdoors if attainable
- Open doorways and home windows to let recent air in if assembly folks inside
- Restrict the variety of folks you meet and keep away from crowded locations the place attainable
- You may put on a face protecting when it’s laborious to keep away from others, significantly indoors or in crowded locations
- Wash your fingers with cleaning soap and water or use hand sanitiser commonly all through the day
- Don’t contact your eyes, nostril or mouth in case your fingers should not clear
Recommendation for venues internet hosting proclamation occasions and different proposed public occasions
Along with the recommendation outlined above for folks and employees attending occasions, venues ought to:
- guarantee common and common cleansing schedules are in place, specializing in areas that are incessantly touched e.g. door handles
- promote the above recommendation to the general public, encouraging folks to remain away if unwell
- guarantee there’s good air flow – open doorways and home windows to let recent air in
- if there are not any handwashing amenities, guarantee hand sanitiser is obtainable
- employees and members of the general public can put on a face protecting when it’s laborious to keep away from others, significantly indoors or in crowded locations
- guarantee waste bins can be found to encourage swift and protected disposal of tissues and different waste – these must be emptied commonly